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Submitted: Saturday, Jul 14, 2012 at 02:52
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hi all
time to buy new tyres for the 200 series a slightly unusual size 285/65/r/17
interested in peoples opinion for
hankook dynapro
yokohama geolander
maxxis at 700
bridgestone at duelers 697
neither bfg or coopers of mickey thomson are availble in this size

any other ????
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Reply By: NIK `N` OFF - Saturday, Jul 14, 2012 at 03:00

Saturday, Jul 14, 2012 at 03:00
You can get 285x70x17 in BFG, Cooper & MT the difference between the 65 & 70 profile is

Specification Sidewall Radius Diameter Circumference Revs/Mile Difference
285/65-17 7.3in 15.8in 31.6in 99.2in 639 0.0%
285/70-17 7.9in 16.4in 32.7in 102.8in 617 3.6%

I just purchased a set of MT MTZ in 285x70x17 maybe a bit chunky for what you want, the MT 4 Rib looked a good AT tyre

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Reply By: Gone Bush - Saturday, Jul 14, 2012 at 03:25

Saturday, Jul 14, 2012 at 03:25
I've had the Hankooks you mentioned on my 200 now for two laps of Oz and there's still plenty of tread depth left.

Wearing very well. Smooth ride and that size cancels out the 4% speedo error that comes with the original size.

I'm very happy with them.

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Follow Up By: Gone Bush - Saturday, Jul 14, 2012 at 03:32

Saturday, Jul 14, 2012 at 03:32
Maybe it's the 285/70X17 size I'm thinking of that will cancel out that error.

Anyway, very please with the Hankooks, good price too.

They are the second biggest tyre manufacturer in the world.
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Follow Up By: Bushtucker Man - Saturday, Jul 14, 2012 at 06:01

Saturday, Jul 14, 2012 at 06:01
We got BFG AT's, 285/70X17 and according to the GPS when showing 100 kph the speedo is the same. Now all you need is your own choice of the brands.

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Follow Up By: Freewheelers - Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 at 22:32

Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 at 22:32
hi steve
2 laps pretty good approximatley how many km total & towing
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Follow Up By: Gone Bush - Friday, Jul 20, 2012 at 03:06

Friday, Jul 20, 2012 at 03:06
I had a full set of Hankook RF10 in 285/70X17 fitted on 23 March 2010 at 49510kms.

They cost me $339 each, fitted, at Peel Tyre Service in Mandurah.

I'm submitting this post at the rest area at Yunta, 200kms west of Broken Hill and the speedo is sitting on 123,000kms in round figures.

I reckon I've got enough tread left for the rest of this trip (up to Cairns, back down to the Murray and home mid October) and all of summer. I anticipate a new set of tyres (or a new vehicle) before next winter for our next trip away.

I think only 10% of that mileage would have been without the van.

The two laps include the Gibb, half of the Tanami, the Darling River run, quite a bit of gravel and the rest bitumen with a fair bit of local WA stuff in between.

Any West Aussies, I highly recommend Peel Tyre Service.

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Reply By: Spydor - Saturday, Jul 14, 2012 at 09:04

Saturday, Jul 14, 2012 at 09:04
I concur with bushtucker man. the 285/70 tyres bring your speedo back to where it should be. We have a dedicated GPS and the normal "tom tom" and the speed on the two GPS and speedo is spot on with the above mentioned tyre size. We currently run PRO COMP ALL TERRAIN. A fantastic tyre in all conditions, have had them on our last three cruisers and despite using them in very trying conditions still get about 80- 85 thousand kilometers from them. The A/ts are very quiet on the road and if you are into beach work, they are not too agressive. Having said that, at the end of the day tyre choice will be up to you. But stick with the tyre size as stated above!
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Follow Up By: Freewheelers - Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 at 22:33

Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 at 22:33
hi spydor
sounds interesting i'll check them out thanks
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Reply By: surfy53 - Monday, Jul 16, 2012 at 18:22

Monday, Jul 16, 2012 at 18:22
I have a 200 Series and have replaced the old Dunlops with B/Dueler 694's. These are the predecessors of the 697's.
So far so good, about 18,000K and little if no sign of wear.
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